Actinomycosis of the ventral tongue with successful laser ablation therapy: A case report

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Background: We present a first case report of an Actinomycosis lesion of the ventral tongue. Actinomycosis of the tongue is an uncommon finding. Case Description: The 64-year-old female patient presented with a leukoplakic ventral tongue lesion. The diagnosis Actinomycosis was confirmed by histopathologic evaluation. The lesion was successfully treated with antibiotics and laser ablation therapy. Practical Implications: Diagnostic and therapeutic concerns are discussed. Clinicians are alerted to considering Actinomycosis within the differential diagnosis of leukoplakic tongue lesions.

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